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What's Your Most Self-Indulgent Unnecessary "Toy?"

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 22:43
Doghouse Riley says:

All this talk about first husbands and there's me still on my first wife!

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 Likewise Doghouse.  The thought of trying to train a new one is too scarey to contemplate at my age

I've found over the years that a steady supply of new clothes and shoes keeps this one quite content.

PS.  I'm now heading for a deep bunker to hide for a while, clad in full body armour for protection. 

Tree Removal

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 14:16

Any idea what kind of tree it was.  Some will regrow even from the shortest of sections of stump.  Do you need to remove the roots in order to put in a base for the garden room or just need to get the remains of the stump down to ground level?

Probably too late now, but if the gardener was contracted to remove the tree completely you shouldn't have paid him until you were satisfied with the job.

There are products which will speed up the rotting of the stump but they won't do the job in a couple of months.

What's Your Most Self-Indulgent Unnecessary "Toy?"

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 13:04
Muddle-Up says:

Hair! Isn't it fun, gals?!!

Mine's long, like a yard of pump water, and I've not paid for a cut for 5 years or more.  I snip away at the fringe, and when the rest needs 'ending' I pass the scissors to my OH and instruct 'five inches off, please...'...

...he usually manages to do it pretty straight!  Unlike the Boxing Day I cut his for him and managed to slice through not only his hair ( which was long at the time ) but through the new tee shirt his sister had bought him for Christmas....

Mason Pearson brushes hurt!  I stick with Denman....

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 Will you please stop this sexist digression!  Can you imagine how upsetting it is for those of us trying to remember hair?? 

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Posted: 13/07/2016 at 12:59

The weather is driving me nuts.  Half an hour ago I was outside, in bright sunshine, unwinding seeper hose of all things.  Then the sky went black and I just got back inside in time to avoid an absolute downpour  

My missus hung some towels out to dry on Monday morning and left me strict instructions to bring them in as soon as they were dry.  They're still out!!!!

We're going away for a week from this Saturday and the forecast is for dry, warm weather next week.  I have to assume it's right which is the reason for the seeper hose.  I've put in a lot of new plants this year and can't afford to risk them drying out while we're away.  My neighbour used to water the garden for us when we were away, and we did it for him.  Sadly he died in January.

New job

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 12:52

Brilliant news.  Hopefully your new employer will be a little more appreciative of your work than the last one.

What's Your Most Self-Indulgent Unnecessary "Toy?"

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 11:19

Having given this a bit more thought I can honestly say that most of our 'unnecessary toys' were bought for us as Christmas presents by my late mum.  In the attic we still have unused George Foreman Grill (there are just the 2 of us and mum bought the big one!); vegetable steamer; cocktail maker set; Black & Decker Mouse Hand Sander (that lived in the loft for at least 15 years but actually got used this spring to sand down a garden bench); but her piece-de-resistance was a jigsaw roll suitable for jigsaws of up to 2000 pieces.  The tube was over 4 ft high and unrolled the mat was about 6 ft x 4 ft.  Although I do love jigsaws I don't bother with anything over 1000 pieces and have nowhere to put the roll when in use.

Extendable Hedge Trimmer Recommendations Please!

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 11:09

I was going to give the same warning about weight when extended.  Most hedge trimmers are quite tiring to use when the head is right beside your hands.  Add a few feet of extension and the effective weight is multiplied several times.

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Posted: 12/07/2016 at 08:31

Here in not-so-glorious Gloucestershire it is really getting depressing.  We'll get a couple of days where things get promising and then down it comes again.  At least I don't need to water new plants quite so much!

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Posted: 12/07/2016 at 08:19

Just got home from dropping the missus off to work and got soaked getting from the car into the house.  It's all of 15 yards.

I'm sick of this rotten weather.  I need to get the garden sorted for when we go away at the weekend but there's no chance.


Hampton Court Flower Show

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 08:15

I've never been to Hampton Court, Malvern is our local show.  It went through what we thought was quite a bad slump in quality for 2 or 3 years but has recovered again over the last couple of years.  The people running the show must have had concerns too, because layout this year had changed quite drastically, for the better I would add.

I think an annual event is likely to get stale after a while unless it is constantly reinventing itself.  Maybe HC is at that point.

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